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New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
Never Forget: The Slave Trade and Middle Passage on New Jersey's Shores

Revolution NJ Virtual Suggestion Box

The 250th anniversary of the United States is just four years away, and New Jerseyans are invited to offer their ideas for how the state should commemorate it. Revolution NJ, the official planning organization for the 250th is opening a virtual Suggestion Box to gather the best ideas for commemorating this landmark event. Do you have an idea for a program, event or activity that should be an official part of Revolution NJ? If so, visit

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Notice of Public Meeting

This notice officially advises the public of the NJ Historical Commission Meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Below please find the Zoom information:

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Meeting ID: 883 6919 5437
Passcode: 502539

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This notice is made pursuant to the Open Public Meeting Act.


  • In Memoriam: Richard Waldron

    The members and staff of the New Jersey Historical Commission are deeply saddened at the passing of Richard Waldron. Please read this memorial post to learn more.

  • COVID-19 Impact Survey IV

    Please take our fourth COVID-19 Impact Survey! The survey seeks to gather data about the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on NJ’s history field as we collectively transition into a world of working with the virus. Your participation will help inform future avenues for support and development. Survey takers will receive a 15% discount on registration for the 2022 New Jersey History Conference (offer available for individual tickets only).

  • 2022 NJ History Conference Call for Proposals

    We are now accepting proposals to the 2022 NJ History Conference. The 2022 conference theme is New Jersey and histories of immigration and migration. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 28, 2022.

  • How and Why Should We Engage the Public?

    Join us for the fifth and final virtual discussion in the Revolution NJ series Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th on May 25, at 6 p.m.

  • Recording: How Do We Know What We Know?

    View a recording of the latest webinar in the Revolution NJ Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th series held on April 22.

  • New Jersey Social Studies Survey Results

    The NJHC is thrilled to release the results of a survey on New Jersey social studies education in K-12 schools. View the results and learn more by visiting

  • What is Labor Day to Me? Reflections on My Trip to the American Labor Museum

    Join NJHC Program Coordinator Mar Lorenc for a reflection on Labor Day 2021 inspired by a recent visit to the America Labor Museum in Haledon, NJ.

  • COVID-19 Resources for Museums and Cultural Organizations

    We have compiled a list of resources for museums and cultural organizations grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to be updated periodically.

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